Guild Recruiter

Guild Recruiter Card

Guild Recruiter is a 5 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (4) or less.

Flavor Text

The original telemarketer.

Guild Recruiter Card Review

Another card that features the new Recruit mechanic from Kobolds and Catacombs. Tutoring up minions is always powerful no matter how you do it, so the question becomes what you can use with this to make it stand out. As a 5 mana 2/4, you need to be pulling out some serious stats or effects on the board to make up for the low impact of the Recruiter himself. If it didn’t have the “or less” clause, the card would be beyond overpowered, especially in Shaman where everybody’s favourite 4 mana 7/7 resides. That said, it does feature the last two words of its text, so you can potentially pull a 1-drop with it, which is nowhere near as exciting. It can be custom fit to straight up tutor exactly what you want with a lot of creative deckbuilding, but that means running very few minions and giving up the board early for a deck that wants to… play for the board. As it stands, it seems like a solid card in 3 and 4-drop-heavy zoo lists with very little use outside of that, but this card is just waiting for the right target to become the next Barnes. Imagine a 4 mana minion with “Battlecry: You lose the game.” and “Deathrattle: You win the game.” – though a little extreme, this is a type of minion that Recruiter wants to enlist for his guild and one that can have a deck created around it, a la Barnes/Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Hunter.

Card Review by Chimbarozo

Guild Recruiter Full Card Art

Guild Recruiter Full Art

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  1. SpyderBob
    November 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I think this might be viable in Keleseth rogue as a one of considering whatever it grabs will be buffed and if you manage to get two ticks on him before hand, them stats start looking realy good. Worst case senario, it’s just another way to get more creatures out for your Bonemare or Dragon to buff.

  2. Crapcrack
    November 7, 2017 at 6:52 am

    shaman! Flamewreathed Faceless! BOOM!!!

    • Nope
      November 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Looks like it’s better in warlock zoo. Shaman has less consistency from this card unfortunately.

      • simplemicsimpleton
        November 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        I disagree I think this card fits well with Shaman overload deck
        In an overload deck you’ll stick in a 4 mana 7/7 and a 3 mana 2/8 with taunt sure you won’t get overload but you’ll still get decent states on the board for a 5 mana card with no draw back

        • Crapcrack
          November 12, 2017 at 8:18 am

          yeah exactly u don’t get overloaded, u gain tempo and i personally think Guild Recruiter works best 4 Shaman

          • Nope
            November 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

            It’s similar to barnes and may have a use in evolve shaman. But Dr. 2 is not very shaman compatible so I wouldn’t use recruiter for tempo shaman.

          • Crapcrack
            November 13, 2017 at 2:41 am

            lul i did not say “Tempo Shaman”, i said it’s a good tempo card. This card is good in a big Shaman with high cost minions, 4 mana 7/7’s and removal spells.

  3. DumbEndumber
    November 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Umm, well, it has, umm…

    Yeah, got it! it synergizes with the three Princes from Knights of the Forzen Throne! Just make sure you have no 1-drops either and you are good to go!

    • PandaWolf525
      November 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Does not work the way you think it does. This Summons the Creature to the Battlefield so you do not get any Battlecries off.

  4. bell
    November 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    5 mana 2/4 summon a 4 mana 7/7 from your deck. RIP in advance

    • Wut
      November 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Add 4/7, 7/4, any many more for extra measure.

    • whoaminoneofyourbusiness
      November 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      5 mana 2/4 that summons a 4/3 with charge is also pretty good

  5. Threather
    November 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I see some synergy with druid without mire keeper because you can practically choose your minion. Hunter has too much earlygame to want to run this. For other classes than that, I dont see it being the best choice for your deck. Maybe some deathrattle decks.

    2/5, might be mvp for druids.

  6. Yarvi
    November 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Know who has 4 or less atk? Malygos bby. I WANT TO BELIEVE

    • Threather
      November 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      It is mana cost, not attack. Sorry baby.

  7. deepfear
    November 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    it is favoured in agroo decks imo. not so bad.

    • Wut
      November 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      As much as i want for this to work, 5 mana 3/5 isnt a good aggro card.

      • Nope
        November 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        So run it in N’zoth deathrattle and it has ‘draw a card’ most of the time.